CLARA
Clairemont Repeater Association
Emergency first, courtesy always

Welcome

Welcome to the home of the Clairemont Repeater Association.

CLARA is a non-profit service organization serving most of the Southern California Amateur Radio area. Visitors are welcome to use our repeater systems for short QSOs as long as they practice courteous and considerate operating procedures. Join us if you are looking for a great repeater group, want to expand your Amateur Radio experiences, and would like to make friends along the way. Learn more.

Upcoming Events:
June 21-23: Field Day weekend camping trip at Chino Hills State Park
July 20: CLARA breakfast meeting and annual election
August 17: CLARA tailgate party

News

June Tailgate Party

Clara held the bi-monthly tailgate party on June 15th in Tustin. It was a fun event, with 26 people, 4 dogs, lots of treats, and live music.

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Photo credit goes to Darcy, WI6ORG, and Dave, W6DLR.
If you have photos from the event that you are willing to share, please send them to wi6org (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Ham Scramble 2024

It was a beautiful day on Mount Baldy! More than 20 CLARA members, friends, and family met for the annual Ham Scramble on the Saturday before Memorial Day. Kyle, KY6LE, carried a 50+ pound pack to the summit, where he served pulled pork sandwiches to those who summited. Bob, KD6IOW, carried his snowboard to the top and enjoyed a ride down the snowy saddle. After the hike, everyone met at Top of the Notch for snacks, drinks, and stories. It was a great day all around.

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Photo credit goes to Alex, KJ6RUB; Jade, K6JDJ; Steve, K6ITR; Garrett, KN6NYR; and Darcy, WI6ORG.

May Breakfast

The bi-monthly breakfast meeting on May 18th was well attended. Here are some highlights:

  • Jade, K6JDJ, thanked everyone for participating on the radio and at events, invited everyone to the next tailgate party on June 15th in Tustin, and also to join the annual Ham Scramble hike at Mount Baldy on Saturday May 25th. See the sidebar for details.
  • Dave, W6DLR, covered plans for ARRL Field Day 2024 (June 22), a weekend camping trip at Rolling M Ranch Campground in Chino Hills State Park. See the sidebar for details.
  • Steve, K6ITR, updated the group that a new 2-meter repeater was installed on Friday on Santiago Peak in place of the old one. He explained that it is and will remain an analog repeater.
  • The proposed updates to the CLARA Operating Procedures passed by a unanimous vote of the members present at the meeting. The Operating Procedures are now available online from the bottom of the Membership page.
  • Eric, K6EDK, updated the group that starting in June, he will be hosting the Trivia Net only on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
  • Congratulations to Kevin, AJ6EE, Peter, WD6DVT, and Ruben, KN6ZJM, who were voted in as Members.
  • Congratulations to the lucky raffle winners:
    - Alex, KJ6RUB, and George, KM6AFI, won hats from Bass Pro Shops.
    - Kate, K6KTY, won a Luxe bidet.
    - Jade, K6JDJ, won a $150 gift certificate to Ham Radio Outlet.
  • Thank you to Eric, K6EDK, and Jade, K6JDJ, for donating the bidet and hats for the raffle.
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April Tailgate Party

CLARA held a tailgate party on April 20th in Corona, complete with friends, live music, and a few dogs.

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Photo credit goes to Stuart, AK6ET, Jade, K6JDJ, and Steve, K6ITR.

New Associates

We extend a warm welcome to the following new Associates!

  • Jeff, KN6SRY
  • Jeff, KO6BUV
  • Joe, KM6RPA
  • John, KN6YMI
  • Tom, N6YKO

March Breakfast Meeting

Here are some highlights from the bi-monthly breakfast meeting on March 16th:

  • Dave, W6DLR, covered plans for Field Day 2024 (June 22). CLARA is planning a weekend camping trip at Rolling M Ranch Campground in Chino Hills State Park. Several people will be camping both Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to reserve a camp site if you plan to stay overnight; the sites we've reserved are near the end of the loop.
    For awareness: Campfires, ground fires, and the use of charcoal grills are not permitted in the park. A permit is required to use portable gas stoves, lanterns, or heaters. You can get a California campfire permit free of charge here.
  • Congratulations to Alex, KJ6RUB, for being voted in as a Member.
  • Congratulations to Paula for winning the $150 HRO gift certificate.
  • Thank you to Carl, K06BUB for donating fishing nets for the raffle, and congratulations to Alex, KJ6RUB; Frank, KC6ABS; Jade, K6JDJ; Kate, K6KTY; Todd, KI6RBW; and Vaughn, KE6V, for winning fishing nets.
  • Thank you to Dave, K6DDM, for donating a K6DDM hat for the raffle, and congratulations to Mike, N6QG, for winning the hat.
  • Join this week's Ham in the Hotseat on Tuesday evening immediately following the weekly information net at 7pm to learn more about Joe, KM6RPA. If you are interested in volunteering for Ham in the Hotseat, please reach out to Eric, K6EDK, or Steve, K6ITR.
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Net News

The popular Ham in the Hotseat net resumed in February. It immediately follows the CLARA Information net on Tuesdays at 7pm. Ham in the Hotseat is an opportunity to learn more about the people you hear on the radio, and ask them some questions if you'd like. Join us to learn more about:

  • Joe, KM6RPA on Tuesday March 19th
  • No Ham in the Hotseat on Tuesday March 26th

If you would like to volunteer for Ham in the Hotseat, please speak up at on one of the weekly nets, or reach out using the Contact link at the bottom of the page.

February Tailgate Party

CLARA held a tailgate party on February 17th in Tustin, with a strong turnout of 33 members, associates, and friends, plus a few dogs. It was a fun evening with multiple repeater groups represented.

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Photo credit goes to Dale, WE6ER, Steve, K6ITR, and Darcy, WI6ORG.

New Members and Associates

We extend a warm welcome to the following new Members and Associates!

  • Adam, KO6CEE
  • Alex, KJ6RUB
  • Craig, KI6WLP
  • Brad, KO6DIQ
  • Dana, KE6ESH
  • Dave, KD6DDM
  • George, AK6ET
  • Mike, K6OLY
  • Neil, KN6NNJ
  • Peter, WD6DVT
  • Rich, N6WPX
(If you expected to see your name here and it's not, don't worry. A few applications are still pending and will be published as soon as we have all the information.)

January Breakfast Meeting

The bi-monthly breakfast meeting was held on January 20th. Congratulations to Alex, KJ6RUB, for winning the $150 HRO gift certificate and a KD6DDM hat.

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Photo credit goes to Steve, K6ITR, and Jade, K6JDJ.


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